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Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
no plans to use him in there is an 85-billion dollar deadline looming over washington at this hour. president obama is back at work trying to avoid deep cuts that are due to take effect next month. in this latest showdown over deficit reduction in washington--neither side showed any sign of compromise. longer airport lines. reduced military readiness. these are just some of the consequences president obama warns will become reality if forced spending cuts take effect on march first. these cuts not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. >> reporter:to replace the cuts, democrats in the senate propose a combination of more tax revenue from top subsidies and reducing defense spending after the afghanistan. to support any increases in tax revenues. house speaker john boehner released a statement tuesday arguing the problem is his counterparts in the senate don't deny the consequences of the cuts will be dramatic. >> republicans deserve blame. i'll take some blame for it but the president of the u
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
obama's immigration bill is raising eyebrows in washington. republicans and democrats are worried that the bill could derail a bipartisan plan for immigration reform also in the works. jessica gives us the details. >> reporter: senator marco ricky rubio ya who's led the republicans effort to work out an immigration compromise says the white houses proposal is half baked. seriously flawed and dead on arrival. former republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan slammed the white house for immigration politics. >> leaking this out sets things in the wrong direction. >> reporter: the debate was going so smoothly. what changed? over the weekend details of the white house's draft immigration bill leeked out. some specifics the president's bill will allow undocumented workers to apply for green cards after eight years. after another five years they could apply for citizenship. but that's not new. the president proposed the same path to citizenship in 2011 and the white house repeatedly says he stands by that. and the white house has written its own immigration bill but the timing of
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